Tony Currie honoured as Sheffield United officially unveil a Bramall Lane stand in legend's name

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There may have been millions of pounds worth of global talent on the Bramall Lane pitch on Tuesday night but few got as big a reception as Sheffield United's greatest.

Tony Currie, officially the Blades greatest player, has had a stand renamed in his honour and it was unveiled before the pre-season friendly with Italian giants Inter.

Tony Currie under the new stand renamed in his honour at Bramall Lane. Simon Bellis/Sportimage

Tony Currie under the new stand renamed in his honour at Bramall Lane. Simon Bellis/Sportimage

Former team mates and legends of the past at United lined up to welcome 'TC' onto the pitch where he received rapturous applause from United fans.

"It's the greatest honour of my career," said Currie, underneath the 8,000 seater South Stand which now bears his name.

Currie played 313 times for United between 1968 and 1976, scoring 54 goals. In 2014 he was named the club’s best ever player to mark United’s 125th anniversary.

Tony Currie unveils a plaque to for the newly named Tony Currie stand during the before the pre-season friendly match at Bramall Lane Stadium, Sheffield against Inter. Simon Bellis/Sportimage

Tony Currie unveils a plaque to for the newly named Tony Currie stand during the before the pre-season friendly match at Bramall Lane Stadium, Sheffield against Inter. Simon Bellis/Sportimage